About This Chapter
Early Humans for Elementary School - Chapter Summary
The short and informative lessons in this chapter show elementary school students fun facts about groups of early humans, such as the Neanderthals, Homo erectus, Homo habilis and Australopithecus afarensis. Your students will also explore early human history, tools, diets and habitats. Each lesson comes with a short quiz to help them retain the facts they've studied. Finally, you can check your students' comprehension of early humans by assigning them our comprehensive chapter exam.
- The history of Neanderthals
- Homo erectus facts and tools
- Homo habilis
- Australopithecus afarensis habitat and diet
- The first human, Lucy
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help learning about early humans will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about the different groups of early humans
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding early humans
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about early humans
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about biology (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about early humans
- Students who struggle to understand their biology teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra biology resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover the early human history topics your student needs to learn or review.
- Have your student read through the text lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts and highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about early humans.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands early human history by completing the Early Humans for Elementary School chapter exam.
1. Neanderthals Lesson for Kids: Facts & History
Did you know that the cavemen characters we see in cartoons and movies are based on early humans that lived thousands of years ago? Learn interesting facts about how Neanderthals lived and got the nickname 'cavemen' in this lesson.
2. Homo Erectus Tools: Lesson for Kids
Homo erectus is an extinct species of early human. Fossil evidence shows that they made advanced stone tools, as well as other items. What did they use, and how did it help them? Read on to learn more.
3. Homo Erectus Facts: Lesson for Kids
Homo erectus was an ancient human that roamed the Earth millions of years ago. Fossil evidence of these early people have been found in Africa and Asia. How were they different from us? Read on to find out more.
4. Homo Habilis Facts: Lesson for Kids
Homo habilis is an early species of human that lived in Africa and used stone tools. They had bigger brains than earlier species, but also had ape-like features. Learn about these ancestors of modern-day humans that lived millions of years ago.
5. Australopithecus Afarensis Lesson for Kids: Facts, Diet, & Habitat
Modern humans like you and me have a family tree that contains millions of years worth of relatives! Learn facts about one of our earliest ancestors, 'Australopithecus afarensis', in this lesson.
6. Lucy the First Human Lesson for Kids
If Lucy were alive today she would be celebrating her 3 millionth birthday! Talk about a lot of candles! Learn who Lucy is and how she helped us learn about human evolution in this lesson.
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